Welcome to Scott Thomson's Red Stag Hunting New Zealand

Scott and Erin Thomson are a newlywed couple who have a passion for hunting and entertaining. Scott was born and raised in Fairlie, NZ in the Mackenzie Valley of the South Island. Destined for a professional rugby career, Scott had his dreams crushed when a work accident nearly left him without a leg at the age of 19. From that time forward, Scott devoted his life to his second passion, hunting. Life-long relationships were formed with team mates, work colleagues and local farmers that have allowed Scott to build his free range hunting territory to over 550,000 acres. His pride in his community, loyalty to his family, and the honesty-based relationships with his land owners makes Scott one of the most respected Outfitters in all of New Zealand. Erin moved to Montrose, CO from a big city to allow her children the freedom and security of small town living. Immediately after she settled she began working at a mountain top lodge as a bartender and hotel keeper. It was there, on a remote mountain, in a remote lodge, that the two met. From that point on the two have been committed to each other. With Scott’s 20+ years as an Outfitter and Erin’s 20+ years in the hotel/food/entertainment industries they have formed a Safari Experience of a life time for individuals, couples, and families!

“We can’t wait for you to come visit us! Lifetime memories will be made here!”
Scott and Erin Thomson

What We Offer

We are able to offer you a completely unique New Zealand Safari experience, unlike any other! Due to life-long relationships, Scott is able to offer TRUE free range hunting on over 550,000 acres of pristine PRIVATE hunting land as well as a 5,500 acre private hunting Estate. No one in New Zealand can claim this much private hunting land, guaranteed. Hunting is split up into 4 separate areas throughout the picturesque South Island. Tahr, Chamois, and Red Stag are hunted locally, within an hour's drive from Fairlie. Fallow Deer is hunted 3 hours south, just outside of the beautiful country village of Alexandra. Hunters and guests will enjoy staying in the newly renovated Sheep Station Lodge. During certain times of the year you can see the Southern Lights from Antarctica straight out of the Lodge's windows. The views are out of this world!

Come Join Us

Kick back and relax knowing that you are in great hands! Have peace of mind that your stay will be a truly authentic experience with no hassle and no need for a 'set schedule'. Take each day as it comes, plan what to do for the day based off the weather or how you feel. No worries. No stress. Our Fairlie Lodge is cozy and comfortable with 4 guest bedrooms and 2 newly remodeled guest bathrooms. Fresh paint and new lighting have also been added recently throughout the lodge. A large living room invites you to kick back and relax on big comfy couches in front of a warm fire. Nights are often spent sitting out back by the fire pit, enjoying the hot tub, eating fresh grilled meat and fish, locally grown veggies and fruits, and drinking ice cold beer and wine. Lots of laughs will be had as stories and jokes are shared.